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Equine Internship

Are you a veterinarian and would you like to work with horses in an academic environment, gain valuable practical experience and provide clinical education? Then please contact us because we regularly have vacancies for an equine Internship at the University Clinic for Equine Health.

Top-level equine veterinary care

As an intern at the University Clinic for Equine Health, you will work together with dedicated specialists, residents, and students to deliver high-quality veterinary care for horses and other equids. Our clinic has ultramodern facilities, including extensive admission facilities and advanced imaging techniques such as MRI, CT and radiodiagnostics. It also has an extensive programme of groundbreaking clinical scientific research, including research into gait analysis.

Equine Internship: responsibilities and duties

As an intern, you will be responsible for keeping the university clinic operational after the transfer of information from specialists in the morning. You will be actively involved in patient rounds, consults, admission of patients and the logistics of laboratory samples. In addition, you will perform common tasks such as inserting IV catheters, tubing and administering medication. You will also play an important role in supervising master students in their clinical skills and clinical education. You will rotate through Internal Medicine and Surgery and be required to work evening and night shifts. You may also participate in the anaesthesia on-call duties, following in-house training.

Practical experience in a dynamic academic environment

As an intern at the University Clinic for Equine Health, you will acquire valuable practical experience in a dynamic academic environment over a period of 18 months. You will gain the opportunity to learn by doing under the guidance of renowned specialists who treat and discuss complex patients. The internship will allow you to explore various aspects of equine medicine, surgery and orthopedics, and prepare for the next step in your career, commonly a residency.

Profile of an intern at the University Clinic for Equine Health

  • You are a veterinarian with an interest in and experience with horses.
  • You are highly motivated to further develop yourself in the field of equine medicine.
  • Practical experience is an advantage, but not a strict requirement.
  • You have a proactive, positive, enthusiastic and flexible attitude.
  • And you have good communication skills.

What do we offer?

We offer a full-time contract (38-40 hours a week) for a period of 18 months. Would you like information about the salary? Then please contact us.

In addition to the employment conditions of Dutch Universities, Utrecht University has a number of its own arrangements. These include agreements on professional development, leave arrangements, sports and cultural schemes and discounts on software and other IT products. We also give you the opportunity to expand your terms of employment through the Employment Conditions Selection Model. This is how we encourage you to grow. For more information, please visit working at Utrecht University.

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The Faculty of Veterinary Medicine has a unique position in the Netherlands. Not only is this the only institution where veterinarians are trained, researchers also work together on innovative scientific research. Furthermore the faculty delivers expert clinical care at the University Animal Hospital. Thanks to this position, the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine is a point of contact for all veterinary matters, both nationally and increasingly internationally. The faculty employs approximately 900 veterinarians, scientists and support staff and counts 1,500 students. It is located in the Utrecht Science Park, near the historical city centre of Utrecht.

About the University Clinic for Equine Health

The University Clinic for Equine Health is one of the specialist clinics of the Academic Veterinary Hospital that delivers top-level veterinary care. We can offer this excellent care thanks to a unique combination of specialists, modern facilities and a comprehensive programme of clinical-scientific research. We try to immediately translate the latest scientific insights into patient care.

Within the University Clinic for Equine Health, veterinarians from different disciplines work together intensively.

Are you interested in an internship at the University Clinic for Equine Health?

Feel free to contact:
Dr Robin van den Boom (coordinating team lead), via r.vandenboom@uu.nl or via +31 30 253 1350.

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